Before the Bandwagon Starts Rolling

A hundred years ago, you couldn’t open a European newspaper without coming across the polemical manifesto of a new avant-garde artists’ movement.

The major movements of the 20th century – Dada, Fluxus, Futurism, Surrealism – started with artists’ statements of intent, often using inflammatory prose.

We can no longer categorise art as avant-garde. The commodity assembly line starts with a label. We go beyond with western dissident art. The manifesto is the artwork. []

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